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Monday, April 21, 2014

Guerre posts double in Knight-Time meet

People: Justin Guerre, a senior at St. Francis Prep High School, located in Fresh Meadows, Queens, posted the only double victory on the track in the 11th annual Knight-Time Invitational track and field meet on a Saturday morning and afternoon at Uniondale High School in Long Island. Comment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Caribbean native stars at Bay Shore

Trinidad and Tobago: The last field event in the Long Island Elite Track and Field Invitational at the indoor facilities of St. Anthony’s High School marked the performance of the triple jump. And what a showing turned in by Bay Shore High School senior Omari Buckmire who recorded a 47’ 2” jump. Comment.

Red Bulls in waiting game

Sports: Last Saturday’s New York Red Bulls-DC United MLS showdown revealed the present tale of the two teams. Both teams, long-time Eastern Conference rivals, clearly are on different paths as a result of each club’s off-season approach to the 2014 season. Host DC United (2-2-1, 7 pts.) won the contest, 1-0, at RFK Stadium on a goal by Davy Arnaud in the fourth minute to register its second win of the young, six-week-old season, while the Red Bulls (0-2-4, 4 pts.) are still searching for its first victory. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jamaican veteran jockey heads South

Jamaica: Rajiv Maragh will be heading once again down to Louisville, in less than a month for another attempt at winning the Kentucky Derby, which he couldn’t do previously. Comment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SRI LANKA WINS T20 TITLE

Sports: Sri Lanka eventually broke their jinx after losing two Twenty20 ICC World Cup finals and two 50-overs deciders over the past seven years. The victory came 18 years after the Asian team won its first Cricket World Cup in 1996. Comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WICB should retain former players

Caribbean: It is about time that the West Indies Cricket Board gets serious and demonstrate some respect for their former players by getting them meaningfully involved with West Indies cricket. Comment.

Lopez satisfied at Cares program

People: With the NCAA basketball tournament reaching the semi-finals and finals this weekend and the Knicks still trying to qualify for the last playoff position in the National Basketball Association at press time, let’s turn the clock back and look at one of the great players who competed in New York City and particularly Madison Square Garden. Comment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WINLESS STREAK

Sports: It’s week four of the 2014 MLS season and the New York Red Bulls still haven’t won a game after four tries. Last Sunday’s home contest against Chivas USA, a team in administrative limbo, being run by the league as it shops for a buyer for the franchise, seemed a good bet for the Red Bulls’ first win, but the hosts barely avoided defeat and struggled for a 1-1 draw in stoppage time. Comment.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Shivnarine Chanderpaul heads to Lords

People: West Indies veteran middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is among the list of top names from world cricket to take their place in a match to mark the bicentenary celebrations of Lords, in England. Comment.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Perry wants Shirley Chisholm Scholarship in CUNY

Caribbean: After being instrumental in naming Nov. 30 as Shirley Chisholm Day, Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry now wants a scholarship in all City University of New York (CUNY) colleges to be named in honor of the late Brooklyn congresswoman. Comment.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Foundation for retired cricketers

Barbados: The West Indies Retired Players Foundation was recently launched with the commitment to providing opportunities for former players to be involved in development programs and assisting with welfare where applicable for former players who represented the Caribbean team at the international level. Comment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

West Indies World Cup chances are slim

Caribbean: West Indies cricket team faces an uphill task when they defend their Twenty20 ICC world title in Bangladesh. The wickets in Bangladesh are slow and batsmen are expected to do very well under those conditions. West Indies batsmen are not playing top class cricket and the other teams have embarked on serious cricket. West Indies batsmen have not been consistent and their strategies are failing. World Cup 2014 Twenty20 will be very competitive and the West Indies team is in the same group as Australia and India. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

West Indies batsmen not showing top class

Sports: West Indies batsmen are not exhibiting top class batting and that has been one of the reasons why the West Indies team in not doing well. Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo and Kieran Powell should demonstrate a much better batting display. These players are getting too many soft dismissals. Smith and Bravo are experienced batsmen who have played all around the world and to be playing at home not performing on easy pace wickets it may reflect on their batting reputation. Comment.

West Indies batsmen not showing top class

Sports: West Indies batsmen are not exhibiting top class batting and that has been one of the reasons why the West Indies team in not doing well. Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo and Kieran Powell should demonstrate a much better batting display. These players are getting too many soft dismissals. Smith and Bravo are experienced batsmen who have played all around the world and to be playing at home not performing on easy pace wickets it may reflect on their batting reputation. Comment.

Cricket legends knighted

Antigua: Three West Indies cricket legends were knighted during the One-Day International between England and the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Recreation Ground on Feb. 28. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Red Bulls gear up for 2014

Sports: It seems that the 2014 New York Red Bulls adopted the theme of ‘defense’ in its effort to improve on a relatively successful season last year. The Red Bulls won the MLS Supporter’s Shield for the first time, the trophy for the best regular season record, and went on to make an appearance in the play-offs. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Youth compete in area archery tournament

Brooklyn: In a recent excitement-filled Saturday, more than 100 enthusiastic local youth competed in the ninth annual Battle of the Boroughs Archery Tournament at the CAMBA Beacon 271 Community Center in Ocean Hill. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Williams chooses Rutgers for college

People: The one-two punch of seniors Khadeen Carrington and Michael Williams on the Bishop Loughlin basketball team will be graduating in June and headed separate ways but both in New Jersey. They certainly will be missed by the Loughlin fans, student body, faculty and the staff of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

J’A ICE OLYMPIANS WIN GLORY

Jamaica: Jamaica’s two-man bobsled qualifiers to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia did not win a medal or even make the Top 20 list of competitors. However, after their appearance at the winter games, the Caribbean’s only competitors are considered golden. Dubbed rock stars in the Olympic Village, brakeman Marvin Dixon and driver Winston Watts received cheers, and perhaps the most overall international attention and acclaim of all the nations represented. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Bastien advances to state champs

Sports: One field event performer who is capable of doing several events on a track and field team is headed to upstate New York to represent his high school against the top teams and individuals from the state in what is known as the New York State Championships. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Jamaica leads group A with 13 points

Trinidad and Tobago: Jamaica defeated Guyana by 10 runs in their group “A” Nagico Super 50 tournament. A delightful batting display from Nkrumah Bonner of 122 runs with 8 fours and 5 sixes that pushed Jamaica from 97 for 4 to 243 for 7 wickets in 50 overs. Veerasammy Permaul with 2 wickets for 45 runs, Rensford Beaton beat on 2 for 56 and Devendra Bishoo 1 wicket for 3 runs. Guyana started well with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Trevon Griffith gathering 88 runs for the first wicket. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 65, Trevon Griffith 37 and Assad Fudadin 21. Guyana reached 233 all out in 49.5 overs. Comment.

Knicks present special award

Brooklyn: Competition in basketball and hockey is not the only activities to witness at Madison Square Garden, open to the fans and general public, if so desired. During these events the personnel at the Garden put on various promotions to get the spectators more involved in what‘s going on. Comment.

Samuels makes IPL auction list

Jamaica: Jamaica and West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is among 31 players who have attracted highest base price for the Indian Premier League (IPL) this month. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Jonathan Carter slams ton in Super50

Trinidad and Tobago: The Nagico Super50 in the West Indies started off with batsmen dominating the proceedings. Barbados defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 28 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad after a swashbuckling innings by Jonathan Carter of 109 from 111 balls with nine fours and five massive sixes and shared in a partnership of 103 runs with who scored 83 runs from 12 balls with 10 fours and three sixes. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

LEROUX A RISING STAR

Sports: U.S. international forward Sydney Leroux seems to really enjoy playing against Canada; she is always the center of attraction when the North American rivals meet. The U. S. forward rose to the occasion again when she scored the lone goal to propel the American women to a 1-0 victory against their Canadian counterparts in an international friendly last Friday, Jan. 31, in front of a crowd of 20,862 at the Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. Leroux also scored for the USA in a 3-0 win over Canada on June 2, 2013, when the USA visited BMO Field in Toronto. Comment.

Cethoute helps in scoring

Sports: Last year Chaz Walter and Chris Davis lead Archbishop Molloy’s varsity in scoring each with 17-point averages a game. Walter graduated and Davis, a guard, returned for his senior year during which time the latter made up his mind to continue his education and basketball at Ivy League College Columbia University. Comment.
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